Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry remains questionable for Game 2 against the Houston Rockets on Monday. Curry received treatment on his ankle on Sunday and did not participate in the team’s practice.
“He’s doing a little better than yesterday. Again, he’ll get treatment today, get some rest, get off his feet, and do the same thing tomorrow at shootaround and see how he’s feeling,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN.
The reigning MVP injured his right ankle towards the end of the second quarter of Game 1. Curry played just 3 minutes in the second half but Golden State still prevailed with a 104-78 blowout win over the Rockets.
Stephen Curry still managed to score 24 points in just about 20 minutes of play. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green picked up the slack in scoring 16 and 12 points, respectively.
After the game, Curry seemed uncertain about his status for Game 2.
“Right now I don’t see a scenario I would be out. Pain tolerance, all that stuff, I kind of know what I can deal with on the court,” he said via NBA.com.
The 28-year-old sharpshooter also missed several games in the regular season due an ankle injury. The Warriors are 2-1 without Curry this season with the lone loss courtesy of the Dallas Mavericks.
However, Kerr said that they can manage a game or two o Curry being out as they have a very deep team. He added that Shaun Livingston will get the start if the MVP misses the Game 2.
Golden State center Andrew Bogut was uncertain about Curry’s status for their next game.
“I’m not sure at this point. He’s still banged up, still rehabbing yesterday. You know Steph’s competitive and wants to play every game he can, but I think we’re in a position where we’ll probably be smart,” Bogut said.
Kerr also mentioned that the schedule will factor in their decision to let Curry play as Game 3 in Houston is not until Thursday. The coaching and medical staff will reassess the injury on Monday before making a decision.